Aug 18th, 2016
Danny Willett choses Lee Westwood for World Cup
Based on his Ryder Cup experience
Words: James Greenwood Photography: Getty Images
As the highest ranked Englishman confirmed for the World Cup, Danny Willett was given the honour of choosing his team-mate for the Melbourne based event.
With nine Ryder Cup appearances already and a 10th more than likely at Hazeltine, Willett says Westwood was the obvious choice because of his great experience of team golf.
"It's always great to represent your country. You don't get the chance to do it too often so I'm excited about playing the World Cup," said Willett.
"It's a different format this time so I'm really looking forward to playing with Westy. He's played in nine Ryder Cups and has unbelievable experience of foursomes and fourballs, so I couldn't have picked a better partner."
Westwood has been in good form this year, and was tied for second behind Willett at the Masters. He is therefore a hot favourite to receive a captain's pick for this year's Ryder Cup from Darren Clarke.
Lee says he enjoys the team events in golf and is looking forward to his World Cup debut, which will take place shortly after the Ryder Cup.
"It's an exciting format and it adds to the occasion when you're playing for your country, so hopefully we can bring the trophy home with us," said Westwood.
Australia are hosting the event for the second time in a row, and Jason Day and Adam Scott will defend the title they won in 2013.